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STEAM: Renaissance Science

On Wednesday, September 20th from 4-5 PM, we’ll explore the amazing scientists and artists of the Renaissance in this creative program led by the Spencer Museum of Art in the Auditorium! Program is for ages 7-11. Registration requested. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Suss Out Your Truthiness

Two definitions:

Post-truth: “Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

Truthiness: “Believing something that feels true, even if it isn’t supported by fact.”

Quick: conjure the zeitgeist with a single word. A decade ago, that word (according to Merriam-Webster) was “truthiness.” This year, the feeling of truthiness is back with a sequel:  citing a 2000% increase in its use during the year, Oxford Dictionaries has proclaimed “post-truth” to be the word that best reflects the spirit of the times. These two words are subtly different in meaning, but both point to a reliance on feeling rather than objective fact in decision-making. Read More..

The ABCs of GMOs

Master Gardeners are back on Thursday, September 15 with Dr. Mary Locniskar. Learn how genetically engineered crops are produced and see some examples in this science-based presentation.

Meet up in the Auditorium from 7-8:30 PM.